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GREENWOOD, Ind. (Oct. 8, 2015) – Stolen guns are now in the hands of thieves in Johnson County following a string of car break-ins this week in the Old Smith Valley area of White River Township.

Police said eight cars in the same neighborhood were broken into last week. This week, another six were hit in the middle of the night.

“It’s just outrageous that we’re not able to stop it,” said neighbor Larry Tomamichel.

During two of the thefts, the thieves stole a loaded gun.

Having stolen weapons on the street has neighbors and police frustrated.

“We have young teens that started as thieves but now have stolen firearms which ups the game a little bit,” said Johnson County sheriff Doug Cox.

Cox says no one should ever leave loaded handguns in unattended cars, and reminds everyone to always lock your doors at night.

“If there’s nothing else we want to stress– don’t leave firearms in your vehicle,” said Cox.

“I just hope they get caught. I want them gone from our street,” said neighbor Mary Komlance.

Anyone with information on the thefts in this case are asked to contact Johnson County sheriff’s office at 317-736-9155.